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Nigeria to launch Electronic Blood Management System amidst blood donation milestone

In a significant move to revolutionise the healthcare system, Nigeria is set to introduce an Electronic Blood Management System (EBMS) to enhance the delivery of blood services across the nation. This announcement was made by Prof. Muhammad Pate, the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, during a press briefing marking the 2024 World Blood Read More…

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Nigeria drops tax evasion charges against Binance executives

Nigeria has withdrawn tax evasion charges against two Binance executives, following the appointment of a local representative by the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange to handle legal proceedings in the country. “We await the court’s ruling on this, discharging Tigran from this matter completely,” stated a Binance spokesperson, emphasising the significance of the court’s decision in Read More…

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Cholera Outbreak: 1,141 suspected cases, 65 confirmed, 30 deaths reported nationwide

As of June 11, Nigeria has reported alarming figures of cholera outbreaks, with 1,141 suspected cases and 65 confirmed cases resulting in 30 deaths across 96 Local Government Areas in 30 states including Lagos. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has issued a stern warning regarding the increased spread of cholera through Read More…

Celebrations Nigeria Top Story

President Tinubu congratulates Otunba Adekunle Ojora and Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on their birthdays

President Bola Tinubu extended heartfelt congratulations to Otunba Adekunle Ojora on his 92nd birthday and to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, on her 70th birthday. Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, issued a statement on Thursday, emphasising President Tinubu’s celebration of both distinguished individuals. In Read More…

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President Tinubu stumbles during Democracy Day ceremony in Abuja

It was not meant to be a big deal but it became headline news for the media especially foreign press The BBC reports that during the celebration marking 25 years of democracy in Nigeria, President Bola Tinubu slipped and fell. The incident occurred as the 72-year-old president ascended the steps of a vehicle intended to Read More…

Nigeria Politics Rivers

Confusion over pro-Wike lawmakers’ party membership continues amid court rulings in Rivers State

Confusion has surrounded the political affiliation of Martins Amaewhule and 26 other Rivers State House of Assembly members. Despite reports claiming that a State High Court judgement reaffirmed their membership in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Rivers State government has issued a statement seeking to dispel these misunderstandings. The controversy began in December 2023, Read More…

Nigeria Politics Top Story

“Tinubu never built Lagos” – Sule Lamido

A former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has dismissed claims that President Bola Tinubu built modern Lagos, attributing the development of Nigeria’s economic capital to federal government efforts. Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Lamido criticised Tinubu’s supporters for overstating his achievements as governor from 1999 to 2007. “Lagos was built with Nigerian Read More…

Corruption Crime Kidnapping Murder Nigeria Top Story

IGP launches high-level probe into Ochekwo case amidst public outcry

In a decisive move, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has initiated a comprehensive investigation into the controversial case of Andrew Ochekwo, whose death has sparked widespread debate and concern. The case, which also involves the mysterious disappearance of two women, Celine Ndudim and Afiba Tandoh, has been marred by allegations of police Read More…

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Borno fishermen face eviction amid Islamist militant threats

Islamist extremists have given fishermen and other Baga, Borno State inhabitants a 14-day notice to leave their homes, leaving them in a terrible condition, according to a Reuters report. On May 27, fighters from the Boko Haram spinoff Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) invaded Baga, killing fifteen and kidnapping numerous others. A fisherman, Umar, Read More…